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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
In the Parish Center.
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
In the Parish Center.
Mass
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
No nursery available.
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
In the Parish Center. Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
In the Parish Center.
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
In the Parish Center.
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
In the Parish Center.
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble.
Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Caregivers Support Group
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room. Meet our guest and author, Sharon Swope.
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Altar Server Training
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls welcome to join.
Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mass especially for families with small children.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble.
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol.
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Vigil Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Vigil Mass
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Mass
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Mass
Mass with Nursery
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass with Nursery.
Family Liturgy Mass
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Liturgy Mass.
Mass with Worship Ensemble
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Mass with Worship Ensemble.
Misa en Espanol
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Misa en Espanol
Mass
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Mass
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Vigil Mass
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Vigil Mass
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Welcome Back Fr. John O'Connor
Our parish community celebrates your return!

Welcome Back Fr. John O'Connor
Our parish community celebrates your return!

Fr. John has just completed a nine year term as Provincial of Holy Name Province. Before he became Provincial, John was the Pastor here at St. Francis from January 1991 to 2003, so his return is a real "homecoming" for him. For this coming year, John will be working as a Chaplin for the Prince William County Fire Department and helping out at the parish on weekends.
 
Godspeed Father Paul
We wish a fond farewell to Father Paul!

Godspeed Father Paul
We wish a fond farewell to Father Paul!

Fr. Paul's last weekend with us will be August 2nd - 3rd. We will have a reception for Fr. Paul to join in fellowship on Sunday following the Spanish Mass at 2:30 pm. Our parish community would like to express our love and appreciation to Fr. Paul, wishing him success with his new position in Wilmington, Delaware.
 
Cordial Greetings, Fr. John Alderson
Our parish community extends a warm welcome!

Cordial Greetings, Fr. John Alderson
Our parish community extends a warm welcome!

Fr. John Alderson has arrived at St. Francis parish, coming to us from Buffalo, New York. Fr. John is a "legend" as an educator and a priest. For many years Fr. John has taught at Bishop Timon High School and ministered in parishes on the south side of Buffalo.
 
VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host a seminar regarding this important endeavor.

VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host a seminar regarding this important endeavor.

The VIRTUS Protecting God's Children is the adult safe-environment program being offered by the Diocese of Arlington. The Diocese requires all adult employees and also volunteers who have substantial contact with children to attend this seminar.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host a seminar on Sunday, August 10th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Parish Center Dining Facility. To attend this workshop you must register with your full legal name. The seminar is limited to 60 attendees, but there are a number of seminars offered throughout the Diocese; please check availability on the VIRTUS website.

To register: Go to www.virtus.org and click on the yellow link labeled "Registration" (you may either view a list of sessions or begin the registration process). To register for a specific session, select "Begin the Registration Process". Then, from the pull-down menu, select "Diocese of Arlington, VA". Then follow the online prompts.

Every adult member of the parish is invited to register and attend the workshop - it is our duty as members of this community of faith to be aware of how we can support and protect all children. 

 

 

 

 
Influx of Families / Children to the U.S.
Interested in the Catholic Church's response and / or how you might get involved?

Influx of Families / Children to the U.S.
Interested in the Catholic Church's response and / or how you might get involved?

If you would like information / resources related to the influx of immigrant families and unaccompanied children crossing the border, and the Catholic Church's response / assistance, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S., Coordinator of Franciscan Action and Advocacy, at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Seeking Childcare Providers for our Women's Group
Do you enjoy being with small children? Are you available Thursday mornings?

Seeking Childcare Providers for our Women's Group
Do you enjoy being with small children? Are you available Thursday mornings?

Seeking dedicated individuals for the 2014 - 2015 Women's Group, who have prior babysitting / nanny experience with small children or have worked in early childhood education. VIRTUS training must be completed before you begin. CPR and First Aid certification is a plus. This paid assignment will begin in September and end before Easter. Please contact Mary Smith at errolmary@gmail.com or 703.201.5681 if you are interested.
 
The Stephen Series
Our new training session will begin in November.

The Stephen Series
Our new training session will begin in November.

The Stephen Series, in which St. Francis is enrolled, is designed to train laypeople for caring ministry. Loving others in Jesus' name is a challenge and an opportunity for all God's children. Likewise, the joy of helping others is the privilege of all Christians, for the Holy Spirit has given gifts to each of us to use in service to others and to build up the church (1 Corinthians 12:7 - 11).

Stephen Ministry will rely on the gifts the Holy Spirit has given to our lay members so that, as more people are equipped to care, Christ's love for us will be able to go out from us in ever greater and more effective ways.

We will begin a new training session in November. If you would like more information on how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312.

 
RE Registration 2014-2015
RE registration is now open to all registered parishioners.

RE Registration 2014-2015
RE registration is now open to all registered parishioners.

Registration forms can be found on the parish website, stfrncis.org, under Our Ministries>Religious Education and in the vestibule of the church. For more information, please contact Marianne Hayes, CRE in the Religious Education office at 703.221.4978 with any questions. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for the RE program. We are in need of catechists for the Fall RE program. Training is provided, no experience is necessary, only a love of God and children is a must. Contact Marianne Hayes at recoor@stfrncis.org.
 
First Friday
First Friday
First Friday Please join us for the celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction on Friday, August 1st immediately following the 8:45 am Mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 12 noon. All are welcome.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class Our next class will be held on Sunday, August 17th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
St. Francis House Food Pantry
St. Francis House Food Pantry
St. Francis House Food Pantry Help us love and care for people in our community who are in need of food, hope and encouragement! Many families we serve at St. Francis House have one working adult, but are not bringing enough income home to make ends meet. By providing food, we are helping families from having to make tough choices between paying their rent/mortgage, utility bills, medicine or feeding their families. We are in great need of volunteers to help transport food once a month from the church to St. Francis House after the 10:30 am or 12 noon masses on Sundays. If you have time and believe you can help us, please contact Francia Salguero at 703.221.6344.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry We like to think of summer as being a relaxing, enjoyable time. But hurts, struggles, crises, and problems do not take a vacation. Many times our difficulties seem even worse during the summer because everyone else seems to be enjoying life while you are feeling down. If you are experiencing a difficult time-emotionally, spiritually or relationally-you do not have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is you are facing. Please call Kathy Walker to talk and learn more on how we can help at 703.221.4312.
Dinner for the Homeless
Dinner for the Homeless
Dinner for the Homeless It is time once again for St. Francis parish to assist in providing dinner to the homeless families at the Hilda Barg Shelter in Woodbridge. We will be serving the week of July 20th through July 26th. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to serve. Sign-up sheets and more information are available in the vestibule of the church. For more details please contact Francia at 703.221.6344. Thank you for your continued generosity in helping those who do not have as much as many of us do.
St. Francis House School Supply Drive
St. Francis House School Supply Drive
St. Francis House School Supply Drive Our annual school supply drive to help Eastern Prince William County Community will be held during the weekends of July 26th - July 27th and August  2nd - 3rd. Remember,  August 1st - 3rd is Virginia's tax-free weekend. A list of requested supplies is on the bulletin board and donations may be left in the box in the vestibule.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us each Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Parish Hospitality
Parish Hospitality
Parish Hospitality Hospitality is one of the greatest gifts we have as a Franciscan parish community. We are the parish where "All are Welcome". If you are interested in assisting with our Parish Hospitality functions, please contact Committee Chairperson, Mary Battista at 703.221.1285.
Nursery Toy Donations
Nursery Toy Donations
Nursery Toy Donations The nursery is seeking small toy donations to update our collection. Please consider adding to our collection between now and August 31st. Donations can be made during the 9:00 am mass or dropped off in the parish office. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Renee Shelley (r shelley@verizon.net) and Christina  Allen (christina.allen45@gmail.com). 

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